Govt to rent private houses for homeless people

Homelessness charities are welcoming plans by the Government to rent private houses in an effort to get people out of emergency accommodation.

Reports this morning say the Government is planning to rent up to 300 homes around the country for use as long-term accommodation by homeless people.

The move will reportedly cater for around one-sixth of the people currently living in emergency hostels and B&Bs.

The Simon Community says the move is a significant step in the right direction.


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